Sup Doc: A Documentary Podcast

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Comedians Paco Romane and George Chen host Sup Doc the #1 Podcast about Documentaries! Launched in 2015 this lively documentary podcast features comedy, commentary & recaps with classic and not-so-classic documentaries! Sup Doc has been described as "a fun way to pore over docs" by Vulture, a "great… read more

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120 - Biopsy: Rocketman "Robb Stark gets bottom billing"

July 8th, 2019

33:29

This is the pilot episode of our new sidecar project Biopsy!

Our new show format recaps BioPics in a loose, funny way and we'll drop occasional …

Introducing BIOPSY

July 1st, 2019

0:43

Paco and George have a new format where they discuss biopics - it's still film and reality adjacent! The first episode drops next Monday July 8th …

119 - ROLLING THUNDER REVUE w Tony Camin

June 24th, 2019

1:05:49

Paco can't quite get into Bob Dylan although our guest has tried to turn him on to the canon. Comedian Tony Camin joins the Sup Doc gang to provide a …

118 - THE GODFATHERS OF HARDCORE director Ian McFarland

June 10th, 2019

1:06:26

On episode 118 George is joined all the way from Boston by director Ian McFarland. They discuss Ian's start in documentary, playing bass in punk bands of his own, and crafting a true story of friendship and chosen …

117 - LONG SHOT w Andrew Dalton

May 27th, 2019

1:16:10

We conclude our Mayhem Series of True Crime documentaries with a recap of the 2017 documentary LONG SHOT by Jacob LaMendola (streaming on Netflix).

116 - AMANDA KNOX w Sarah Enni

May 20th, 2019

1:09:18

For our Mayhem Series of True Crime documentaries we recap the 2015 documentary Amanda Knox on Netflix.

Amanda Knox was a year old American student …

115 - MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST w Ally Johnson

May 13th, 2019

1:12:14

Our Mayhem True Crime series continues with the HBO documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest directed by Erin Lee Carr.

In July 2016, Gypsy Rose Blanchard …

114 - THE LEGEND OF COCAINE ISLAND w Chris Riggins

May 6th, 2019

1:05:20

The first episode in our month long MAYHEM series were we cover True Crime documentaries every Monday in May! It also marks four years since we began …

NEXT WEEK 5/6: THE LEGEND OF COCAINE ISLAND w Chris Riggins

April 29th, 2019

36:35

Every Monday this month is Mayhem, our hilarious guests will be helping us recap murder and misdeeds.


Starting on Monday May 6th with THE LEGEND OF COCAINE ISLAND. Our guest is comedian Chris Riggins.

[We'll also cover

113 - BEHIND THE CURVE w Sean Keane

April 22nd, 2019

1:15:53

Today is our Earth Day special as we recap BEHIND THE CURVE, Daniel J. Clark’s look behind-the-curtain of the Flat Earth movement, currently …

112 - THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY w Sara DeForest

April 8th, 2019

1:26:33

Paco and George are joined by comedian Sara DeForest to recap Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary THE INVENTOR: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley. It's the …

111 - P IS FOR PARTY director Frankie Peterson

April 1st, 2019

35:25

A SUP DOC EXCLUSiVE INTERVIEW!

Today we talk about the shocking documentary P is For Party with Frankie Peterson the maverick documentary filmmaker. This Sup Doc exclusive was put together when Peterson approached us …

Next Week 4/1 P IS FOR PARTY with Director Frankie Peterson

March 25th, 2019

36:01

EXCLUSIVE!! In a BIG moment for Sup Doc on Monday April 1st we drop our talk with maverick documentary filmmaker Frankie Peterson about his earth shattering new documentary P is For Party. Frankie claims to have access …

110 - LEAVING NEVERLAND w Chris Martin

March 18th, 2019

1:21:07

We recap Dan Reed’s two part HBO Documentary LEAVING NEVERLAND, a harrowing tale of James Safechuck and Wade Robson coming to terms with being abused …

109 - ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT w Hayley Beacon

March 4th, 2019

1:26:58

Paco is joined by Bay Area comedian Hayley Beacon to recap the bizarro '70s kidnapping documentary Abducted In Plain Sight.

*Trigger Warnings and Spoiler Alerts abound.*

Jan Broberg said she was “groomed” by her kidnapper …

NEXT WEEK 3/4: ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT w Hayley Beacon

February 25th, 2019

43:42

Monday March 4th Paco discusses Abducted in Plain Sight with comedian Hayley Beacon. If you haven't seen this crazy ass documentary yet do so now and …

108 - THEORY OF OBSCURITY: A FILM ABOUT THE RESIDENTS w Conan Neutron

February 18th, 2019

1:14:16

Today we're talking Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents, directed by Don Hardy Jr. This 2015 film peels back some of the mysterious layers surrounding the San Francisco experimental music entity that has …

107 - FYRE: THE GREATEST PARTY THAT NEVER HAPPENED w Andrew Ti

February 4th, 2019

1:16:29

On this episode we discuss the phenomenon of battling Fyre Festival documentaries. We concentrate more on FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

NEXT WEEK 2/4: FYRE w Andrew Ti

January 30th, 2019

10:40

Monday Feb 4th we drop our talk with Andrew Ti (Yo, Is This Racist) on the new FYRE documentary by Chris Smith on Netflix.

Paco also shares his views …

106 - LIVE: Documentary Quiz Show w Mike Drucker, Kate Willett, Alex Falcone, Molly Sanchez

January 21st, 2019

1:08:37

Recorded Jan 12th at PianoFight for San Francisco Sketchfest.

Our very first Sup Doc Documentary Quiz Show was standing room only! Our esteemed guests and comedians Alex Falcone (Voted Portland's Funniest Person 2018), 

105 - Director William Badgley (HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS, KILL ALL REDNECK PRICKS)

January 7th, 2019

1:36:03

William Badgley has made two music documentaries - Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary Film about a Band Called KARP and Here To Be Heard: The Story of the Slits.

Both bands were hugely influential, in vastly …

104 - 2018 Year In Review

December 24th, 2018

1:00:49

Hosts Paco and George sit down and recap 2018! What happened this whirlwind year in documentaries and podcasts, plus the interviews, live shows, and even retweets!

We discuss new segment ideas for 2019 and all kinds of …

103 - RESTREPO w comedian Jeff Dean

December 10th, 2018

1:14:06

Restrepo is a 2010 American documentary film about the Afghanistan war, directed by American journalist Sebastian Junger and British photojournalist Tim Hetherington.

The film explores the year that Junger and …

102 - Director Brett Morgen (JANE, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE)

November 26th, 2018

1:23:48

Paco and George sit down with legendary and ground-breaking documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen at his office in LA. We have an incredible conversation with amazing anecdotes about working with Jane Goodall, Phillip …

NEXT WEEK 11/26 The Brett Morgen Interview

November 22nd, 2018

0:50

Monday Nov 26th we air our interview with director Brett Morgen (Jane, Montage of Heck, The Kid Stays In The Picture, Chicago 10, Crossfire Hurricane)

101 - FINDERS KEEPERS w comedian Chris Storin

November 12th, 2018

1:17:38

On episode 101 co-host Paco Romane recaps the documentary Finders Keepers with comedian Chris Storin  the host of News Dick and co-host of the That's That podcast. Paco and Chris have a fun talk as they also get into …

100 - Keeping It 100: Great Moments From Past Shows

October 29th, 2018

1:58:57

We take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the past 100 episodes.

You'll hear clips from Dana Gould, YACHT, Wayne Federman, Sara June,

99 - EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP w Eric Steuer

October 15th, 2018

1:09:28

George spoke with Eric Steuer about one of his favorite docs, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (2010)

The only film credited to Banksy, Exit Through The Gift Shop tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a self-taught street …

98 - FAHRENHEIT 11/9 w Francesca Fiorentini

October 1st, 2018

1:24:06

We discuss Michael Moore’s latest documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 with journalist, activist, and comedian Francesca Fiorentini. Francesca has been at SF Sketchfest and the Comedy Comedy Festival, and appears at clubs …

Sup Doc Presents The Organist Penelope Spheeris Interview

September 25th, 2018

9:07

This is a bonus Sup Doc mini-episode brought to you by our friends at THE ORGANIST podcast, an arts and culture show produced by McSweeney's and KCRW

97 - DRUNKEN FILM FEST OAKLAND organizer Arlin Golden

September 17th, 2018

33:29

We talk to the founder of the inaugural Drunken Film Fest in Oakland, Arlin Golden. It's a free festival at different bar venues running from October …

Sup Doc presents The Organist Peter Coyote Interview

September 11th, 2018

6:11

This is a bonus Mini-Episode brought to you by Our friends at THE ORGANIST podcast.

The Organist is an arts and culture show produced by McSweeney's …

96 - LIVE: UNITED STATES OF DETROIT w director Tylor Norwood and comedian Karinda Dobbins

September 3rd, 2018

34:31

This episode of Sup Doc we talk about the documentary The United States of Detroit. We're offering our listeners an exclusive peek at this film that has only been screening at festivals; email us at supdocpodcast AT …

95 - LIFE 2.0 w Shelly Paul and Rana May

August 20th, 2018

56:16

George brings his recording gear on vacation to the Twin Cities this muggy summer and meets up with comedians Rana May and Shelly Paul to discuss the …

94 - WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

August 6th, 2018

56:09

Was Mr. Rogers the GOAT or the lamb? Paco and George go guest-free on this dive into the life of OG content creator Fred Rogers via Morgan Neville's …

93 - LIVE: FREAKS AND GEEKS THE DOCUMENTARY w director Brent Hodge, comedians Kelly Anneken and David Klein

July 23rd, 2018

30:06

This was a live panel Friday June 8th during the 17th Annual San Francisco Docfest at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Freaks and Geeks - The …

92 - EVIL GENIUS with comedian Chad Opitz

July 9th, 2018

1:02:28

On episode 92 host Paco Romane chats with the lovely and talented Chad Opitz about Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank …

91 - KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS w Matt Champagne

June 25th, 2018

1:12:24

We're recapping the cult classic documentary KING OF KONG with comedian and actor Matt Champagne.

KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS is the 2007 …

90 - ANDRE THE GIANT w Danielle Radford

June 11th, 2018

1:17:04

On today’s episode we learned all about the fascinating world of wrestling with our guest, comedian Danielle Radford. Danielle has a podcast all about the world of wrestling called Tights and Fights on the Maximum Fun …

89 - CENTRAL PARK FIVE w Kaseem Bentley and Lauren J

May 28th, 2018

1:09:16

Closing out our True Crime Month of Mayhem.

Paco and George recap CENTRAL PARK FIVE with Kaseem Bentley and Lauren J. We get into Trump, false accusations, and American injustice. Special thanks to The Comedy Store and

88 - CROPSEY w Andy Sell

May 21st, 2018

1:21:50

Our True Crime month of Mayhem rolls on.

Today it's the 2009 film Cropsey by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio and our guest is Andy Sell.

Staten …

87 - WEST OF MEMPHIS w Gavin Michael Booth

May 14th, 2018

1:14:34

It's MAYHEM again, our month-long coverage of True Crime documentaries.

Part 1 of our True Crime series starts off with West of Memphis (2012 Amy …

86 - ZEN DIARIES OF GARRY SHANDLING w Wayne Federman

April 30th, 2018

1:26:29

It’s the return of legendary comedian Wayne Federman! Not only is Wayne a comedian but also a co-producer on The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling the two-part biography directed by Judd Apatow and recently released by HBO.

85 - WILD WILD COUNTRY w Richard Parks III

April 16th, 2018

1:16:57

We implore you, have you seen the six-part Netflix docu-series WILD WILD COUNTRY yet? If not, what are you waiting for?

When the Rajneesh movement and their leader the Bhagwan came to rural Oregon in the 1980s was it …

84 - AMERICAN MOVIE w Drew Platt

April 2nd, 2018

1:11:00

Host Paco Romane sat down with comedian, writer and cook Drew Platt. Not only is Drew a great comedian, he is equally adept in the kitchen. Drew made some delicious Wiener schnitzel. We ate and drank some tasty brews …

83 - MAN ON WIRE w Alex Hooper

March 19th, 2018

1:08:43

Our guest is comedian Alex Hooper here to talk about the Academy Award winning documentary Man On Wire.

Man On Wire is a 2008 documentary directed by James Marsh. The film chronicles Philippe Petit‘s 1974 high-wire walk …

82 - 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH w writer Tony DuShane

March 5th, 2018

1:13:24


Today we sat down with writer Tony DuShane. Tony is the author of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk, published by Soft Skull Press and now a …

81 - CITY OF GOLD w Karl Hess

February 19th, 2018

1:21:29

This episode is sponsored by Hoppin Hot Sauce!

On today's episode, George talks Los Angeles and food adventures with comedian and foodie Karl Hess. …

80 - I AM SAM KINISON director Adrian Buitenhuis

February 7th, 2018

1:48:52


At the peak of his career in the late ‘80s, Sam Kinison was selling out Madison Square Garden and appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone. Kinison …

79 - KUMARE w Krista Fatka

January 22nd, 2018

1:15:42

Our guest is comedian Krista Fatka. Krista's choice of doc was Vikram Gandhi’s 2012 KUMARE. Gandhi, a lapsed Hindu, conducts an experiment posing as …

78 - JIM & ANDY: THE GREAT BEYOND w Molly Sanchez

January 8th, 2018

1:18:03

Host Paco Romane sits down with comedian/writer Molly Sanchez to talk, dissect and deconstruct the doc Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond. Paco and …

77 - 2017 Recap: Requiem For A Streaming Service

December 22nd, 2017

55:33

Episode 77! Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen recap some highlights of the show in 2017. We have a lot of documentaries, guests, theme months, and live shows to discuss! Ah memories!

(We recorded this before the recent

76 - SEX AND BROADCASTING director Tim K Smith

December 11th, 2017

1:10:54

A podcast about a documentary about radio? Only on this show! George spoke with the director of Sex and Broadcasting, Tim K Smith in Los Angeles.

Sex and Broadcasting is a 2014 documentary about New Jersey’s longstanding …

75 - TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM w Solomon Georgio

November 27th, 2017

1:10:04

Solomon Georgio joins the show to talk about 20 Feet From Stardom, the Academy Award Winning 2013 documentary about the lives of backup singers. We …

74 - WE JAM ECONO w Nick Stargu

November 13th, 2017

1:17:38

To know Nick Stargu (or DJ Real) is to love him! Nick is a friend of the show (he appeared in character on our LIVE Sketchfest episode 2 years ago) and is a very talented comedian and musician. Nick brought to us We Jam …

73 - METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER w Dana Gould

October 30th, 2017

1:15:07

ROCKTOBER winds to an end with a huge guest and doc combo!

Paco and George sat down with the brilliant writer and comedian Dana Gould. They talked …

72 - HIP-HOP EVOLUTION w Ed Balloon

October 23rd, 2017

1:24:30

ROCKTOBER continues!

George Chen sat down with musician Ed Balloon to discuss the documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution (2016). They discuss Russell …

71 - TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT director Tyler Hubby

October 16th, 2017

1:23:49

ROCKTOBER continues with TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT. George visits director Tyler Hubby at his Echo Park home.

Tyler spent over twenty …

70 - STOP MAKING SENSE w Tawny Newsome (Documentary Now)

October 9th, 2017

1:21:08

ROCKTOBER all month long we cover music documentaries here at Sup Doc.

George and Paco visit with actress/improviser/musician Tawny Newsome to discuss her experience cosplaying STOP MAKING SENSE-era Talking Heads for …

Bonus Interview: THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON editor Tyler Hubby

October 5th, 2017

15:48

George talked to Tyler Hubby about the work he did with Jeff Feuerzeig on The Devil and Daniel Johnston, which coincides with our Episode 69 with Kip Uhlhorn and Daniel's current tour (where his backing band changes …

69 - THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON w Kip Uhlhorn (Cloudland Canyon)

October 2nd, 2017

1:23:41

Sup Doc kicks off the jams w ROCKTOBER a month long line-up of music docs and great guests. We hit the stage with The Devil and Daniel Johnston with our guest, musician Kip Uhlhorn!

The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a …

What's Sup: Rocktober Spawned A Gremlin

September 25th, 2017

38:32

Paco and George discuss all the important stuff in life plus our ROCKTOBER MONTH of shows! We have many great episodes planned on music documentaries all month long, and we kick Rocktober off with The Devil and Daniel …

68 - MAN VS SNAKE w David Huntsberger

September 18th, 2017

1:17:36

We're joined this week by comedian and podcaster David Huntsberger, who just got back from doing a show in Edinburgh. David wanted to talk about Man Vs Snake, the inspirational and outrageous true story of one man's …

NEXT WEEK 9/18: 68 MAN VS SNAKE with comedian David Huntsberger (Prof Blastoff, Reactor TV)

September 11th, 2017

0:43

September 18th we drop episode 68 of Sup Doc! Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen chat with comedian David Huntsberger (Prof Blastoff, Reactor) and we explore the world of competitive gaming with the documenatary MAN VS …

67 - MY BEST FIEND w Bucky Sinister

September 4th, 2017

1:10:44

In celebration of Werner Herzog's 75th birthday Paco and George welcome (long time friend) the very talented writer/comedian Bucky Sinister to Sup Doc. Bucky was very excited to talk about one of his favorite docs My …

What's Sup: Tape Up Your Cameras

August 28th, 2017

23:32

Next week's show Monday Sept 4th (Labor Day) we celebrate Werner Herzog's birthday with Bucky Sinister! The comedian/poet/novelist drops by to discuss his favorite documentary, 1999's MY BEST FIEND about Herzog's …

66 - FATHERLESS w Baron Vaughn

August 21st, 2017

1:15:05

George and Paco visit Baron Vaughn in Los Angeles to talk about his new documentary Fatherless (2017, Dawn Porter). We learn about Baron's upbringing, his relationship with his mom, therapy, Boston comedy, being on Marc …

NEXT WEEK: 8/21 FATHERLESS with comedian and actor Baron Vaughn

August 14th, 2017

1:12

Next Week August 21st on Sup Doc: Paco & George talk to comedian/actor Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie, Mystery Science Theater 3000, New Negroes) about his documentary Fatherless (2017, Dawn Porter).

Baron is …

65 - BEST OF ENEMIES w Allen Strickland Williams

August 7th, 2017

1:13:18

George and Paco talk American politics with comedian Allen Strickland Williams. The strategies and rhetoric around campaigns, public debate, comedy …

What's Sup: Idiot Cookbook

July 31st, 2017

36:56

Paco and George go over upcoming episodes with Allen Strickland Williams (Best Of Enemies: Buckley Vs. Vidal 2015) and Baron Vaughn's documentary Fatherless.

Other topics discussed:

Knoxville scene report,

FYF / Sleep - …

64 - MUSCLE SHOALS w Howard Kremer

July 24th, 2017

1:07:26

On episode 64 of Sup Doc hosts Paco Romane and George Chen sit down with the very talented comedian/musician Howard Kremer. They talk about the 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals celebrating Rick Hall, the founder of FAME …

What's Sup: Jaw Bless

July 17th, 2017

44:35

Next Monday July 24th the King of Summah Howard Kremer joins us to talk MUSCLE SHOALS (2013, dir Greg Camalier)

Hosts Paco and George discuss the …

63 - DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART II: THE METAL YEARS w Bret Berg

July 10th, 2017

1:20:33

Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen are joined by Alamo Drafthouse LA programmer Bret Berg to discuss The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988, Penelope Spheres), SNL, Los Angeles, and other …

What's Sup The Decline of Podcasting

July 3rd, 2017

15:43

Paco and George let you know about the episodes they've banked with LA guests, next week's Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988, Penelope Spheeris) with Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles programmer …

62 - LO AND BEHOLD w Kristina Wong

June 26th, 2017

1:04:24

Paco and George sit down with comedian/artist Kristina Wong to discuss LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (2016). Along the way we learn …

What's Sup Prog Of War

June 19th, 2017

58:02

NEXT WEEK 6/26: Episode 62 - LO AND BEHOLD with Kristina Wong Paco and George discuss Marfa, TX, Get Me Roger Stone, Gong, Cary Grant, Kodi, Showtime …

61 - DETROPIA w Ahmed Bharoocha

June 12th, 2017

1:08:58

On Ep 61 Paco and George sat down with comedian and actor Ahmed Bharoocha to talk about Detropia. It's a match made in Michigan! Detropia is a 2012 documentary film, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, about the …

60 - D TOUR w Pat Spurgeon (Rogue Wave)

June 5th, 2017

56:19

Part 2 of our talk about D Tour (2009), George interviews drummer Pat Spurgeon the subject of the documentary. We learn about Pat's early life as a musician moving from Bloomington to the Bay Area, waiting for organ …

59 - D TOUR director Jim Granato

June 1st, 2017

59:07

In the first of this two-part interview, George and producer Will speak to Jim Granato, director of D Tour (2009). D Tour is the story of musician Pat Spurgeon who is in need of a kidney transplant right when his band …

MAYHEM Archive: THE JINX w Matt Lieb

May 29th, 2017

1:04:19

As our Mayhem True Crime series and 2-year anniversary concludes we ask "Where is Morris Black's head?" Paco and George discussed this and more when they welcomed SF comedian and writer Matt Lieb to the show in May of …

58 - TOWER w Craig Staggs and Steph Swope (Minnow Mountain animation)

May 22nd, 2017

57:58

Month of Mayhem True Crime Series continues for our 2 Year Anniversary. On Ep 58 Paco, George and producer Will sit down with the Craig Staggs and Steph Swopes (Minnow Mountain) the animation director and producer of …

57 - THE THIN BLUE LINE w Vince Mancini

May 15th, 2017

1:00:18

This episode of Sup Doc is sponsored by GUIDEDOC - http://www.guidedoc.tv/supdoc/ For our 2 year anniversary, we're covering true crime documentaries all throughout our Month Of Mayhem series. Paco and George delve into …

What's Sup Stops Making Sense

May 8th, 2017

36:25

The entire month of May we cover True Crime documentaries in our MAYHEM series. This week we celebrate the life and work of Jonathan Demme, director of films like Married to the Mob, Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia …

56 - INTERVIEW WITH A SERIAL KILLER w Allison Mick

May 1st, 2017

1:02:16

For our 2 year anniversary, we'll be covering true crime documentaries all throughout May for our MAYHEM series. Trigger Warning! Extremely graphic …

What's Sup It's All Mayhem

April 24th, 2017

20:52

The entire month of May we cover True Crime documentaries in our MAYHEM series. We kick it off with Interview with a Serial Killer and comedian Allison Mick. We also get into our upcoming interview with Pat Spurgeon …

55 - CRUMB w Wayne Federman

April 17th, 2017

59:11

Paco and George are thrilled to have the comedy legend Wayne Federman over to talk about his favorite documentary CRUMB. Crumb is Terry Zwigoff's (Ghost World) first documentary about godfather of underground comics …

What's Sup: The J.T. Splits

April 10th, 2017

27:47

Paco, George, and Will discuss next week's episode with Wayne Federman on CRUMB, our upcoming interview with Pat Spurgeon (Rogue Wave, D-Tour), …

54 - ACCIDENTAL COURTESY: DARYL DAVIS, RACE & AMERICA director Matt Ornstein

April 3rd, 2017

48:33

George visits the home of the filmmaker Matt Ornstein in Silver Lake. Matt made one of 2016’s most fascinating, complex portraits, ACCIDENTAL COURTESY: Daryl Davis, Race and America. Daryl Davis is an African-American …

What's Sup March 27, 2017

March 27th, 2017

44:52

What’s Sup are quick episodes where hosts Paco Romane and George Chen sit down with their producer Will Scovill to talk about what’s happening in the …

53 - SIRIUS w Ryan Singer

March 20th, 2017

58:33

The very funny and informative Ryan Singer joined us to talk about Sirius, one of the most successful crowdfunded documentaries in history. The film …

What's Sup March 13, 2017

March 13th, 2017

43:59

We're trying out a new format in addition to letting you know about next week's episode (Episode 53 SIRIUS with Ryan Singer). Will joins Paco and George as we discuss Adam Curtis, Jemaine Clement, The Tickle King, …

52 - TICKLED w YACHT Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans

March 6th, 2017

1:03:19

Today Paco and George talk with Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt from the band YACHT about one of 2016’s craziest documentaries, TICKLED! We also talk …

NEXT WEEK: 3/6 TICKLED w YACHT's Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans

February 27th, 2017

0:44

Next Week on Sup Doc, Paco and George talk with Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt from the band YACHT about one of 2016’s craziest documentaries, …

51 - THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE w Henry Phillips

February 20th, 2017

1:02:01

George Chen and Paco Romane talk with comedian/musician Henry Phillips about his favorite doc THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE! Released in 2002, The Kid Stays in the Picture uses Evans' narration interspersed mostly with …

NEXT WEEK: 2/20 THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE with comedian Henry Phillips

February 13th, 2017

1:21

Next Week on Sup Doc: Paco & George watch The Kids Stays In The Picture, Bret Morgen's 2002 documentary about the life of legendary Hollywood …

50 - LIVE: MEMORIAL DAY 2000 w Cory Sklar, Emily Van Dyke, Melissa McQueen, and Frankie G

February 6th, 2017

48:05

Episode 50 Live at San Francisco Sketchfest 2017.

For our live show we screened the cult classic "found footage" home movie Memorial Day 2000. Just a …

NEXT WEEK: 2/6 MEMORIAL DAY 2000 live at SF Sketchfest

February 1st, 2017

0:53

Airs Monday Feb 6th. Our 50th episode! This 2nd live show at SF Sketchfest was a screening and panel on the cult classic "found footage" home movie …

49 - BARRY screenwriter Adam Mansbach

January 23rd, 2017

55:15

On this episode of Sup Doc Paco sits down with writer Adam Mansbach who wrote the biopic "Barry" currently available on Netflix.

Barry is set in the year 1981 and focuses on the future president Barack Obama as he …

NEXT WEEK: 1/23 BARRY with writer Adam Mansbach

January 16th, 2017

0:43

Next Week On Sup Doc Paco sits down with author Adam Mansbach who wrote the biopic "Barry" currently available on Netflix. Barry is set in the year 1981 and focuses on the future president Barack Obama as he struggles …

48 - DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES w comedian Bert DiVietri

January 9th, 2017

1:24:41

Paco and George sit down with comedian Bert DiVietri to talk about his favorite documentary The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? Director Jon Schnepp’s 2015 film looks at the infamous Tim Burton reboot of …

NEXT WEEK: 1/9 THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES: WHAT HAPPENED? with comedian Bert DiVietri

January 2nd, 2017

0:40

Airs Monday Jan 9th. Our guest is comedian Bert DiVietri who talks about his favorite documentary The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?
Director John Schnepp’s 2015 film looks at the infamous Tim Burton reboot of …

47 - YEAR END REVIEW w host Paco Romane

December 26th, 2016

14:19

On EP 47 host Paco Romane talks about his favorite docs he watched in 2016, goes thru listener mail and provides some important details about our LIVE SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival show on January …

46 - HOME MOVIE w Amy Miller

December 12th, 2016

1:02:35

On Sup Doc Ep46 hosts George Chen and Paco Romane sit down with comedian Amy Miller (Last Comic Standing, Punch Line) to discuss the 2001 doc Home Movie a witty look at five unusual homes that have been designed to …

NEXT WEEK: 12/12 HOME MOVIE with comedian Amy Miller

December 5th, 2016

0:37

Airs Monday Dec 12th. Next week on Sup Doc, Paco and George sit down with comedian Amy Miller who talks about her very FAVORITE documentary Home Movie (2001).
American Movie Director Chris Smith travels to five unusual …

45 - WEINER w Megan Koester

November 28th, 2016

1:11:06

On episode 45 of Sup Doc Paco and George talk with VICE writer and comedian Megan Koester about the 2016 documentary Weiner. This documentary centers around ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner as he navigates the fallout (his …

NEXT WEEK: 11/28 WEINER with comedian Megan Koester

November 21st, 2016

0:33

Airs Monday Nov 28th. Paco and George visit with comedian Megan Koester to discuss the Anthony Weiner documentary about the scandal-prone politician …

44 - YOU DON'T KNOW BO w Billy Wayne Davis

November 14th, 2016

1:29:01

On Ep 44 Paco and George sit down with comedian Billy Wayne Davis. You may have seen Billy Wayne on Last Comic Standing or heard him on Marc Maron's podcast WTF. We talk to BW's about his start at Zanies in Nashville, …

NEXT WEEK: 11/14 YOU DON'T KNOW BO with comedian Billy Wayne Davis

November 7th, 2016

0:30

Airs on Monday Nov 14th: On Ep 44 Paco and George sit down with comedian Billy Wayne Davis (Last Comic Standing, WTF, Third Man Records) to discuss the 30 on 30 documentary You Don't Know Bo: The Legend of Bo Jackson …

43 - HELL HOUSE w Molly Lambert

October 31st, 2016

1:12:15

Paco and George talk with writer/podcaster Molly Lambert. They get into ghosts, The Black Dahlia, music, Christianity, all things spooky …

NEXT WEEK: 10/31 HELL HOUSE with writer Molly Lambert

October 24th, 2016

0:54

Next Week on Sup Doc - It's Our Halloween Episode...On Ep 43 we sit down with writer/podcaster Molly Lambert to talk about the 2002 documentary Hell …

42 - PROJECT GRIZZLY w Deborah Robinson

October 17th, 2016

1:22:35

Sup Doc's first Watch Along! Watch Project Grizzly with us! Grab a bowl of popcorn, get comfy and join the conversation as guest Deborah Robinson chats along with hosts Paco and George. Project Grizzly is Deb's favorite …

NEXT WEEK: 10/17 PROJECT GRIZZLY with comedian Deborah Robinson

October 11th, 2016

0:36

Airs on 10/17/16: On this episode Paco and George are joined by comedian Deborah Robinson for a special format. We do a running commentary for the …

41 - BUSTER KEATON RIDES AGAIN w Nick Flanagan

October 3rd, 2016

1:10:11

On Episode 41 Paco Romane and George Chen talk with comedian and actor Nick Flanagan about the 1965 documentary Buster Keaton Rides Again, plus GG Allin, music, Canada, Angelyne, other docs, and we hear how Nick had …

NEXT WEEK: 10/3 BUSTER KEATON RIDES AGAIN with comedian Nick Flanagan

September 26th, 2016

0:37

Airs on 10/3/16: On this episode Paco and George and joined by comedian/actor/writer Nick Flanagan. They talk about the behind-the-scenes documentary Buster Keaton Rides Again that chronicles the filming of one of …

40 - JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK w Julia Prescott

September 19th, 2016

1:06:54

On episode 40 we delve into the life of a comedy great via the 2010 documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work. Thanks to an internship, our guest …

NEXT WEEK 9/19: JOAN RIVERS A PIECE OF WORK with comedian Julia Prescott

September 12th, 2016

0:43

NEXT WEEK EPISODE 40: Actor, writer and comedian Julia Prescott talks with hosts George Chen and Paco Romane about Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. Airs …

39 - ROOM 237/THE NIGHTMARE director Rodney Ascher (Part 2)

September 12th, 2016

46:27

Part 2 of a 2-episode interview. You wake up in the middle of night, unable to move and see a shadow standing over your bed. Is this a bad dream or something far more sinister? Was Kubrick’s The Shining more that just a …

38 - ROOM 237/THE NIGHTMARE director Rodney Ascher (Part 1)

September 5th, 2016

42:23

Part 1 of a 2-Part interview - You wake up in the middle of night, unable to move and see a shadow standing over your bed. Is this a bad dream or something far more sinister? Was Kubrick’s The Shining more that just a …

37 - FINDING VIVIAN MAIER w Esther Ku

August 22nd, 2016

1:05:36

On Ep 37 Paco and George welcome comedian and actress Esther Ku to talk about the riveting 2013 doc Finding Vivian Maier. They also discuss Esther's childhood, her start in the Boston comedy scene and her recent work on …

36 - GLENN CAMPBELL: I'LL BE ME w Wimps

August 8th, 2016

56:58

Paco and George are joined by Seattle band Wimps to discuss the 2014 Glenn Campbell documentary, I'll Be Me by James Keach. Matt, Rachel, and Dave were moved for personal and professional reasons by the story of the …

35 - OJ: MADE IN AMERICA w Greg Edwards and Harmon Leon

July 25th, 2016

1:20:51

On EP 35 hosts Paco Romane and George Chen examine O.J.: Made in America a 2016 American five-part documentary miniseries produced and directed by Ezra Edelman for ESPN Films and their 30 for 30 series. The documentary …

34 - JODOROWSKY'S DUNE w Michael D'Bey

July 11th, 2016

51:21

Today we discuss Jodorowsky's Dune a 2013 American-French documentary film directed by Frank Pavich. Our guest is comedian Michael D'Bey, who has …

33 - HOW TO DRAW A BUNNY w Jeff Zamaria

June 27th, 2016

56:00

Paco and George dig into the enigmatic artist Ray Johnson's life and death with our guest, San Francisco comedy producer Jeff Zamaria. This 2002 documentary directed by John Walter and Andrew L. Moore tries to unwrap …

32 - DEEP WATER w Ned Raggett

June 13th, 2016

52:59

Today's whale of a tale concerns the ill-fated voyage of Donald Crowhurst, as seen through the lens of Louise Osmond and Jerry Rothwell's 2006 documentary, Deep Water. Music journalist and nautical enthusiast Ned …

31 - One Year Anniversary Show

May 30th, 2016

1:00:14

It's been a full year since we dropped the very first episodes of Sup Doc! We watched many classic and soon-to-be-classic documentaries, talked to …

30 - DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION w Peter Rojas

May 16th, 2016

1:09:05

On today's episode, Paco and George discuss the early days of LA's punk rock scene with tech podcaster/writer/founder Peter Rojas. We discuss the …

29 - THE CARTER / ROOM 237 w William Hutson (clipping.)

May 2nd, 2016

1:20:02

What do Lil Wayne and the Shining have in common? On Ep 29 Paco and George speak with musician William Hutson from the experimental hip-hop group clipping.

The Carter is a 2009 documentary film about American hip hop …

28 - JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI w Riley Silverman

April 18th, 2016

57:30

On Ep 28 Paco and George sit down with comedian Riley Silverman to discuss the 2011 doc Jiro Dreams of Sushi the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, …

27 - BROKEN DREAMS w Veronica Belmont

April 4th, 2016

43:54

George and Paco welcome the talented Veronica Belmont to the Sup Doc Podcast. On EP27 they talk about the doc Broken Dreams - The Boeing 787. The 2014 Al Jazeera doc goes behind the scene to investigate Boeing's …

26 - RELIGULOUS w Todd Glass

March 21st, 2016

1:01:32

On Episode 26 of Sup Doc Paco sits down with the hilarious comedian and podcast host (The Todd Glass Show) Todd Glass. They have a candid and funny …

25 - THE PUNK SINGER w Hutch Harris (Thermals)

March 7th, 2016

46:53

Paco and George meet up with Hutch Harris at Lost Weekend Video where we discuss the Kathleen Hanna biography, The Punk Singer (Sini Anderson, 2013).

Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and …

24 - THE CULT OF JT LEROY director Marjorie Sturm

February 22nd, 2016

57:04

On EP 24 Paco and George talk with filmmaker Marjorie Sturm about her documentary The Cult of JT LeRoy. We talk about JT Leroy's first two novels

23 - MAKING A MURDERER w Red Scott (comedian/podcaster)

February 8th, 2016

1:05:29

On EP23 Paco, George, and producer Will talk with comedian/podcaster Red Scott about Making A Murderer, the Netflix doc that took America by storm! …

22 - LIVE: HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT w Emily Heller, David Gborie, Chris Thayer, and more

January 25th, 2016

50:03

For our first SF Sketchfest live show, we had a fun panel to watch Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986) and Neil Diamond Parking Lot (1996), short …

21 - MY DEPRESSION w Hana Michels

January 11th, 2016

1:17:43

On Episode 21 of Sup Doc, George talks with comedian Hana Michels about My Depression: The Up And Down and Up Of It by Elizabeth Swados, Robert Marienetti, and David Wachtenheim (2014). Does an animated memoir even …

20 - Hosts Review FINDERS KEEPERS, A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON, TERROR FROM WITHIN

December 28th, 2015

36:27

On Episode 20 of Sup Doc hosts Paco Romane and George Chen team up with producer/engineer Will Scovill to review a few of their hand-picked documentaries. Paco reviews the bizarrely hilarious doc Finders Keepers

19 - SMASHING MACHINE w Stephen Lynch

December 14th, 2015

1:10:37

On Episode 19 of Sup Doc Podcast Paco sits down with comedian/musician/Tony nominated actor Stephen Lynch and they have a lovely chat about the 2002 documentary The Smashing Machine about the mixed martial arts career …

18 - BONES BRIGADE w OJ Patterson

November 30th, 2015

1:00:23

We delve into the California skateboard culture of the ‘80s with the Bones Brigade documentary. This week Paco and George "Animal" Chen talk to Bay …

17 - SAMSARA w Sam McPheeters

November 16th, 2015

1:16:53

Paco and George welcome the multi-talented Sam McPheeters. They discuss the 2011 documentary Samsara, a non-narrative film directed by Ron Fricke and …

16 - GOING CLEAR w Jamie DeWolf (great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard)

November 2nd, 2015

56:53

We talked to Jamie DeWolf about Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Jamie is not only a story-teller, producer, director, writer, …

15 - LIVE: SAN FRANCISCO 2.0 w Amy Farah Weiss, Kaseem Bentley, and Adam Pfahler

October 19th, 2015

1:00:20

Sup Doc Podcast presents its debut live show recorded at Lost Weekend Video. Bay Area comedians Paco Romane and George Chen invite a SF Mayoral candidate, a comedian and a Mission business owner/musician to discuss …

14 - THE WOLFPACK w Dave Ross and Anna Seregina

October 18th, 2015

1:10:02

Paco Romane and George Chen welcome comedians Anna Seregina and Dave Ross (Terrified podcast) to the Sup Doc living room. They discuss the much hyped …

13 - FAST CHEAP AND OUT OF CONTROL w Jesse Thorn (host of Bullseye/ Maximum Fun founder)

October 2nd, 2015

54:12

On this edition of Sup Doc Paco and George chat with the one and only Jesse Thorn. Jesse grew up in SF, is an early pioneer of podcasting, has a very …

12 - I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW w Sara June

September 18th, 2015

1:06:22

On Episode 12 of Sup Doc Paco and George discuss the 2008 documentary I Think We're Alone Now with comedian and writer Sara June. We talk about this compelling documentary as well as stalking, memes, relationships and …

11 - GIMME SHELTER w Dan Deacon

September 1st, 2015

29:51

On Episode 11 Paco and George caught up with musician Dan Deacon right before his set at Outside Lands Music Festival, and we chatted about the infamous and iconic doc Gimme Shelter (1970 film). The original location …

10 - MEET THE FOKKENS (OUWEHOEREN) w Queenie Bon Bon

August 24th, 2015

1:01:39

On Episode 10 of Sup Doc Paco and George sit down with writer/performer/sex worker Queenie Bon Bon. They discuss the 2012 documentary Meet The Fokkens

9 - I AM CHRIS FARLEY director Brent Hodge

August 10th, 2015

1:17:57

On Episode 9 of Sup Doc director Brent Hodge sits down with comedians Paco Romane and George Chen to discuss his documentary I Am Chris Farley.

Part of Spike TV's "I Am" series, it premieres today on August 10th and is …

8 - OF MUPPETS AND MEN w Jon Schabl

July 27th, 2015

1:06:09

On Ep 8 of Sup Doc podcast we talk with the very funny comedian Jon Schabl about the 1981 documentary Of Muppets and Men. This documentary is a "behind the scene" look at the making of the Muppet Show. We talk about …

7 - COMEDIAN w Ivan Hernandez

July 13th, 2015

1:12:58

On Sup Doc Ep 7 comedians Paco Romane and George Chen talk with comedian Ivan Hernandez about the 2002 Jerry Seinfeld documentary Comedian. We talk about smoking pot with Doug Benson, Orny Adams vs Steven Wright, Cosby, …

6 - THE 7 UP SERIES w Josh Fadem

June 27th, 2015

1:12:52

Part I: In this episode of Sup Doc we sit down with comedian and actor Josh Fadem (30 Rock / Better Call Saul) to discuss the Michael Apted …

5 - KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK w Adam Pfahler (Jawbreaker)

June 16th, 2015

1:41:46

Have you seen Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck? Did you love it? Did you hate it? Did you feel like buying a bunch of Soul Coughing CDs after watching …

4 - THE SOURCE FAMILY director Jodi Wille

May 31st, 2015

1:00:54

We talk about the doc The Source Family with the co-director of the film Jodi Wille. Jodi is also a programmer at Cinefamily in Los Angeles. We …

3 - THE IMPOSTER w Beth Lisick

May 16th, 2015

1:01:14

Paco and George sit down with NYC writer/actor Beth Lisick. They talk about The Imposter and Frédéric Bourdin, plus con-artists, mysteries, butts, and much more!

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor. She is the author of …

2 - THE IRON SHEIK w Drew Harmon

May 16th, 2015

53:41

Is the Iron Sheik for real or Jabroni? Find out when SF comedian and podcaster Drew Harmon joins Paco and George to talk about the documentary "The Sheik". In this episode we discuss hard-hitting topics like the origin …

1 - THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST w Matt Lieb

May 6th, 2015

1:01:44

If you were a serial killer would you walk into a store and piss on some candy? We'll discuss this and more when Paco and George welcome SF comedian …

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